It  is a slow day in a damp little Irish town. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the town, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night. The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel. The guy at the Farmers’ Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the pub. The pub owner slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him “services” on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note. The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money and leaves town.

No one produced anything.

No one earned anything.

However, the whole town is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

 And that friends, is how the bailout package works!

Thanks Gene


Metrodome roof collapses

Here is video of the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis collapsing under the weight of heavy snow early this morning. The time-lapse video shows a breach occurring in the inflatable roof bringing it down. The Minnesota Vikings game against the New York Giants has been postponed until tomorrow night, where they will play at Ford Field in Detroit at 7:00 PM.

Thanks DJ


Open Mic Sunday


We have about 2–3 inches of snow here in St. Louis.  It’s our first real snow of the season.  It’s very windy and cold.  Trixie and Gus seemed to really enjoy running in the snow.  This is Trixie’s first snow (that we know of… since we’ve had her) and she seemed to really enjoy it.

I have a video project I’m working on for a Christmas Party (next weekend) so there won’t be as many posts as usual on the sites.  I’ll still get a few things up every day, but not as much as I normally would.

Today I’m off for lunch with friends assuming the roads are OK.    Have a great day!